Okay, I admit it. For an atheist and "rational" thinker, I delight in the irrational and unscientific when it comes to entertainment.
I know I'm not alone in being a Sci-Fi geek, but my big "guilty" (using quotes because I don't actually feel guilt about it) pleasure is that I love a good, religiously (most often biblically, I am in the U.S. after all) based storyline.
Now of course I'm not talking about propaganda pieces like the crap that is the "Left Behind" series. No, I'm talking stuff like End of Days, Devil's Advocate, and even the series Supernatural. All of those fun "what if the devil is real and Armageddon actually happened or at least almost happened?" kinds of storylines. I don't know why, they're very irrational, they're usually not even that well written, but I still enjoy them.
I can't be the only one so, along those same lines, what are your "guilty" pleasures?
I just checked www.humanisthymnal.com only to find it down -- temporarily, I hope!
It contained an "Evolution Chorus" to the tune of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus". Bits included "E-volution! E-volution! Evolution! Evolution! Evolution!"; "For nothing lasts for ever and ever"; "Change is king, the gene is lord"; and a mention of "selfish genes".
(I found another "Evolution Chorus" here:
"Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of Species"; "Learn the facts and know the truth"; etc.)
John Perkins' "Anthology of Humanist Songs" page is up: http://home.alphalink.com.au/~jperkins/HumanistSongs.htm
I like the series Merlin and knights of the round table kind of stuff, although, usually those kind of shows don't have much religion. I used to enjoy Anne Rice books. but now she's gone religious and the religious are doing vampires (which is weird to me). I still enjoy a good gothic tale like Sanctuary or Being Human. I think Warehouse 13 has a completely ridiculous premise. I don't think I've missed an episode.
I watched Legend Quest for about two minutes. before I got ticked off and checked the star's credentials. He claimed to be an archaeologist and historian. I thought he looked a little young to have done the years of field work in the areas he claimed, so I checked him out. He's neither an archaeologist nor a historian. He's an actor/writer and a member of the Scotish Knights Templar. I like a conspiracy theory as much as the next person, but his claim the Knights Templar built some fantastic chapels in Ethiopia because a bunch of black Africans could have never done anything amazing on their own is just horse pucky. Even a conspiracy theorist has to have some credentials and some level of possible believability, IMO.
I'm totally with you ..can even add a fewe super heroes.LOL
This curmudgeon enjoys word play, but coupling a word so helpful to religion's nefarious purposes with a word so damaging to those purposes drove some of his synapses to drink.
I hope they return soon.